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Forum: Low Tech Forum   07-04-2015, 02:16 PM
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Posted By AquaStudent
On my 135G I am using a 4x 4' T8's with regular...

On my 135G I am using a 4x 4' T8's with regular old 6500K bulbs from Lowes. I have trouble getting a lot of growth out of anything.

I have a couple amazon swords and a few crypts (the tank is for...
Forum: DIY   07-01-2015, 02:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,406
Posted By AquaStudent
Interesting project you have here. I've been...

Interesting project you have here. I've been brewing something similar in my mind but haven't had the time to devote to it. I'll follow your progress and see how it all goes.

Best of luck!
Forum: Equipment   05-12-2015, 03:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 382
Posted By AquaStudent
Does anybody have a bow front they are willing to...

Does anybody have a bow front they are willing to donate to science? :D

I'd love to see this in action.
Forum: Equipment   05-10-2015, 05:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 382
Posted By AquaStudent
Question Bow(back) Aquariums

I had an idea I thought was interesting and was hoping to get some nice discussion about it.

I was poking around craigslist while looking for a summer project and came upon a 70G bowfront. I've...
Forum: Fish   04-10-2015, 05:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,815
Posted By AquaStudent
Bummer, both that you've returned and that you're...

Bummer, both that you've returned and that you're in NJ :D
Forum: Fish   04-09-2015, 02:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,815
Posted By AquaStudent
Bullheads :P That'd be a fun and feisty tank! I'm...

Bullheads :P That'd be a fun and feisty tank! I'm hungry for some catfish now...

Dead2fall, I'm sorry I didn't see your message until now. Are you in the area for long?
Forum: Fish   04-08-2015, 03:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,815
Posted By AquaStudent
Nests are fine. I'm currently keeping African...

Nests are fine. I'm currently keeping African cichlids and they pile up the sand in my tank and dig trenches. I level it out every so often but they do what they want. I have had three inches of sand...
Forum: Fish   04-08-2015, 12:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,815
Posted By AquaStudent
longears are very pretty. I also like the Eastern...

longears are very pretty. I also like the Eastern Dollar Sunfish. They have some fantastic color.

If I do this I'll probably stock with pumpkinseeds from my local pond. Part of the reason is I...
Forum: Fish   04-07-2015, 04:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,815
Posted By AquaStudent
NANFA is going to be a great resource. Thank you...

NANFA is going to be a great resource. Thank you for sharing that.

There are quite a few amazing looking North American fish. Just needed to open my eyes!
Forum: Fish   04-07-2015, 03:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,815
Posted By AquaStudent
I know they're out there but I have only really...

I know they're out there but I have only really seen them in restaurants or Bass Pro Shops. I've also heard these fishes are popular in Europe.
Forum: Fish   04-07-2015, 03:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,815
Posted By AquaStudent
Crazy Idea for Stocking - 55 Gallon Aquarium

Ok well it's not too crazy but it's something that I haven't seen in the home aquarium here.

I live in Albany, NY and frequently visit family up in the Adirondacks. I love the Adirondacks....
Forum: Tank Journals   02-11-2015, 05:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 809
Posted By AquaStudent
I have a Polypterus senegalus in there. His name...

I have a Polypterus senegalus in there. His name is scar. He only has one eye because I had him in a growout tank when I first got him. I had a couple of 1.5" Pseudotropheus saluosi males that turned...
Forum: Tank Journals   02-09-2015, 02:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 809
Posted By AquaStudent
135G New World Cichlids

Last summer I celebrated finishing my first year of grad school by spoiling myself with a 135G tank build. It was a fun process from refurbishing the tank, stand, and canopy through to the...
Forum: Tank Journals   02-03-2015, 07:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 972
Posted By AquaStudent
They have some nice color. Can't wait to see then...

They have some nice color. Can't wait to see then when you get the camera troubles worked out (or you bribe them to sit still out in the open for longer than two seconds). I know how that goes.
...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-03-2015, 12:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,327
Posted By AquaStudent
:D Absolutely. Proceed with caution. It's...

:D Absolutely. Proceed with caution. It's definitely not something that should be undertaken without extreme consideration. There are a lot of things that can go wrong. However, there are also a lot...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-02-2015, 03:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,327
Posted By AquaStudent
A 55g should be fine. The most important thing is...

A 55g should be fine. The most important thing is make sure the tank is level.
Check this every few weeks just to make sure nothing changes.

I don't think y'all understood my previous message. I...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-01-2015, 06:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,327
Posted By AquaStudent
Red. Thanks for the cautions. I'm actually pretty...

Red. Thanks for the cautions. I'm actually pretty confident in my plumbing talents. A few weeks ago I picked up a "Watchdog Water Alarm" and placed it under the tank. It's not foolproof but at least...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   01-31-2015, 11:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,327
Posted By AquaStudent
After a bunch more researching I went ahead and...

After a bunch more researching I went ahead and got the tank last summer. I resealed it, painted the stand, and set it up along a load bearing wall. There are no guarantees in this hobby but by...
Forum: Tank Journals   01-19-2015, 08:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 972
Posted By AquaStudent
What makes you say that? Did you get them...

What makes you say that? Did you get them locally? Perhaps you can trade with someone.

Best of luck with getting them out. Some fish are VERY smart. I've had to completely dismantle my 55G and...
Forum: Tank Journals   01-19-2015, 04:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 972
Posted By AquaStudent
I'm very interested in seeing the progression...

I'm very interested in seeing the progression with this tank. I have a 29G currently set up and I'm considering a pair of Cryptoheros nanoluteus.

Were you able to catch them? I like the layout of...
Forum: Equipment   12-21-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 431
Posted By AquaStudent
Bumping up the pressure and dialing it back more...

Bumping up the pressure and dialing it back more with the needle valve worked well. I'm not sure what changed in my system to make the pressure drop. I ended up not changing the needle valve that...
Forum: Equipment   12-20-2014, 09:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 431
Posted By AquaStudent
I'll bump up the psi and dial it down more using...

I'll bump up the psi and dial it down more using the needle valve. I never played with it and never read up on the best way to set it up. It had always worked well before. Thanks
Forum: Equipment   12-20-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 431
Posted By AquaStudent
My diffuser is a glass/ceramic c02 diffuser. I...

My diffuser is a glass/ceramic c02 diffuser. I have that sitting under a powerhead for extra chopping/circulation.

The outflow from the reg/solenoid is 11psi. Not sure what you mean by "why." If...
Forum: Equipment   12-20-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 431
Posted By AquaStudent
Inconsistent C02 Flow with Pressurized System

Over the past couple months I've been having issues with my Aquatek Regulator. The model is R-76-1.

I got it fairly early in the summer and have it hooked up to a 10 pound c02 tank. It's running...
Forum: Fish   11-14-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 537
Posted By AquaStudent
I did consider GBRs or Bolivians but I want...

I did consider GBRs or Bolivians but I want something a bit more interesting.

Does anybody know of any CARES fish that would be a good fit?
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